Super Eagles forward,  Odion Ighalo’s £20 million (€23.3m) transfer to Chinese Super League side, Changchun Yatai from Watford FC has made him the most expensive and highest earning Nigerian player.

Prior to the transfer, the record for the most expensive Nigerian signing was held by Mikel Obi,  when he moved from Lyn Oslo to Chelsea in 2006 for €20m. Coming up in the third and fourth positions are Ahmed Musa and Wilfred Ndidi for €19.5 million and €17.6 million respectively.

Ighalo joins his compatriot, Mikel in China

Top 20 most expensive Nigerian players of all-time

1.Odion Ighalo – Watford to Changchun Yatai- €23.3m

2.Obi Mikel – Lyn Oslo to Chelsea – €20m

3.Ahmed Musa – CSKA to Leicester – €19.5m

4.Wilfred Ndidi – Genk to Leicester – €17.6m

5.Yakubu Aiyegbeni – Middlesbrough to Everton – €16.5m

6.Obafemi Martins – Inter to Newcastle – €16m

7.Isaac Success – Granada to Watford – €15m

8.Emmanuel Emenike – Spartak to Fenerbahce – €13m

9.Brown Ideye – Dynamo Kiev to WBA – €12.63m

10.Austin Okocha – Fenerbahce to PSG – €12.4

11.Taribo West – Auxerre to Inter – €12m

12.Victor Moses – Wigan to Chelsea – €11.5m

13.Anthony Ujah – Werder to Liaoning FC – €11.5m

14.Obafemi Martins – Newcastle to Wolfsburg – €10.5m

15.Sunday Oliseh – Ajax to Juventus – €10m
John Utaka – Rennes to Portsmouth – €10m
Peter Odemwingie- Lille to Lok Moscow – €10m
Finidi George – Ajax to Real Betis – €10m
Emmanuel Emenike – Fenerbahce to Spartak – €10m

20. Yakubu Aiyegbeni – Portsmouth to Boro – €9.75m

 

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